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Brands to Watch

Al Gore prepares 24-hour global warming Climate Reality live-stream event.

Angry Birds spurs 1M t-shirts and 1M plush toy sales per month for Rovio.

AT&T will use plant-based packaging for accessories as Coca-Cola‘s PlantBottle arrives on UK shelves.

Bank of America announces 30,000 job cuts.

Boston Globe newspaper puts up online paywall.

British American Tobacco gears up for legal battle vs. the Australian government.

Broadcom bets on web traffic for mobile with $3.7 billion NetLogic deal.

Glenn Beck says his new TV network is “not for slugs.”

Google – just another ad company?

Groupon sued by its own employees.[more]

High-Fructose Corn Syrup marketing faces court challenge in California.

Kid Cudi scores four pairs of Nike MAG shoes in eBay fundraiser.

Kroger expands store brands.

Madonna spoofs hydrangea-gate in video response to fan.

Marks & Spencer tests new in-store concepts for sub-brands.

McGraw-Hill split creates upside for investors, generates S&P Capital IQ masterbrand.

Microsoft will reveal Windows 8 details at developers conference Tuesday.

Mulberry turns 40, opens New York flagship.

NBCUniversal launches Universal Television unit.

NHL‘s New Jersey Devils inch toward bankruptcy.

Posterous releases Spaces app for private sharing of photos.

Reckitt Benckiser ignores Consumer Reports ban.

Richard Branson pops up at Virgin Mobile FreeFest in Maryland.

Steve Madden licenses Superga brand in North America, while Olsen twins will serve as creative directors.

Telefonica switches to Vivo brand in Brazil.

Toyota faces cyberstalking lawsuit over “Your Other You” campaign.

Unilever aims to corner ‘stock’ market with Knorr campaign.

Walmart tests new retail, social technology.

Zynga‘s Farmville overtaken by The Sims Social in daily active users.